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Gadamer, Hans-Georg
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(Feb 11, 1900, Marburg – Mar 13, 2002). Gadamer is the most important representative of philosophical hermeneutics; the fact that hermeneutics has developed into a firmly established philosophical approach is due to him and his principal work, Wahrheit und Methode, 1969 (ET: Truth and Method, 21989). Gadamer studied first in Wrocław (Breslau) and then in Marburg. In 1922 he obtained his doctorate under P. Natorp. In 1923 he spent a semester studying in Freiburg im Breisgau, where he met M. Heidegger, who was to become his real teacher of philosophy; Gadamer f…

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Figal, Günter, “Gadamer, Hans-Georg”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 17 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_23456>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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